From Wrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan & Gary Will
with additional information from Matt Benaka
07/59-New York, New York, United States Antonnio Rocca defeated Buddy Rogers to become the first champion. The title became vacant and inactive during the 1960's.
82-Buffalo, New York, United States
08/82-Buffalo, New York, United States
08/30/82-New York, New York, United States
6.Tatsumi Fujinami (2)
Tatsumi Fujinami won the match against Riki Choshu by count out but refused the belt. Choshu couldn1t get into CANADA for the scheduled rematch in Calgary, Alberta on August 12, 1983 and Fujinami was given recognition as champion. Fujinami gave up the title after a double disqualification against Super Strong Machine on July 19, 1985 in Sapporo, JAPAN. The title was abandoned on October 31, 1985 when New Japan and WWF split.
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